Published on August 21, 2017  

I am grateful for the arrival of a new semester.  Throughout the year we will celebrate the active engagement of our faculty and students in teaching, learning, performance and research.  As I write this message, I’m reminded of the hundreds of people who play roles in supporting the environment of the campus.  Workers are busily making last-minute repairs and cleaning our buildings, groundskeepers are caring for our lawns, cafeteria employees are preparing meals, and support staff members across the campus are providing important assistance for the thousands of details necessary for the beginning of a new academic year.  One body, many members, each with significant work to do.    

The world is better because of the effective support offered by so many among us.

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About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.